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I found Hungry Girl-she’s a keeper.  Pretty much, she cooks the way I do, but she’s got best-selling books and a staff to help her de-fat and healthy up our favorite dishes.

DIL and I loved the idea of her “I can’t believe it’s not sweet potato casserole“.  I tried it, there were a few things I’d do differently and did!

Our DD said- “but mom, sweet potatoes are healthy!”  Yes, but this recipe has a lost less carbs, fat and calories that the traditional recipe and we still get the marshmallows!  Only 142 calories for a pretty good portion.

Here are some hints-HG says to put it into an 8×10 pan-I’ve found that it doesn’t allow it to bake thoroughly.  Use a 9×13.  Also, I zapped the whole squash for about 3-4 minutes to soften up enough to make the cutting easier.  

Now HG said to zap the cubed squash for 8 minutes until soft enough to mash.  I did it for 9, mixed it up 1/2 way through and even though it did mash down, after 50 minutes in the oven and an extra 6 for the marshmallows-hubz and I were still getting some crunchy bits!  Hence the suggestion to use the bigger pan.

I also used Splenda for the sugar, lite margarine and some egg whites for the egg beaters.

Here’s the recipe:

PER SERVING (1/8th of casserole): 142 calories,

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 11, 2011
    • I watch her show sometimes while on the treadmill. Didn’t she start out with just a plain food blog and got notoriety from there?

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 11, 2011
    • yes, she did Cynthia!  She’s parlayed it into the show, the books, website-everything.  I wish I knew how she did it.  I’ve done the “switcheroo” recipes for years and have only a few publications and cookbooks additions to show for it-and their idea of payment was a tiny check and a copy of the book!

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